Olympic gold and silver medalist Marty Nothstein will be part of an expected 500 rider lineup in the inaugural Martens Volvo Silver Spring Grand Prix criterium race in Silver Spring, MD, USA on July 17th. The riders will compete in five divisions for a total prize list of $9,000. The race will be held on a one-kilometre circuit in Silver Spring's commercial district, passing close to the headquarters of Discovery Channel, the main sponsor of Lance Armstrong's Tour team.
The day's main events will be the $2,400, 25-mile women's pro/elite race and the $4,800, 35 mile men's pro/elite contest. Nothstein will compete in the pro/elite race. He has taken a clutch of Olympic, world and US championship medals. He is also a licensed NHRA drag racer who can post a 7.9 second 1/4 mile (181 mph).